Yahweh wanted the prophet Zechariah to take the gold and silver that the former exile captives had given him and make a crown out it. He was to set this crown on the head of the high priest Joshua, the son of Jehozadak. Perhaps this is a mistake and maybe it should be Governor Zerubbabel, since this ruler ends up with a priest by his side. This newly crowned person would be the branch that would spread out. He was the one who was going to build the temple of Yahweh. Thus, he would have a royal honor and sit on a throne ruling the people. However, they were still under Persian jurisdiction. Both the priest and this new ruler would get along peacefully.
Once again, Zechariah asked the angel for an explanation about the 2 olive trees that were on the left and the right side of the lampstand. In fact, he asked twice. The second time he wanted to know why the 2 olive tree branches were pouring out oil through 2 golden pipes. This time, the angel responded that these were the 2 anointed ones who stood by Yahweh for the whole earth to see. Perhaps this was an indication about the high priest Joshua and Governor Zerubbabel.